Record snow? Record rainfall? It's just a memory now.

on 6/8/11 1:05 pm
I was riding my bicycle this morning. It was just after the sun came up and was lighting up the farm land along the bike trail. The air smelled so nice. It wasn't too warm yet.  I was wishing I could just stay home today and ride my bike more.
But then I thought how lucky I am to be able to go out for a ride before going to work.  I know what it's like to be out of work. When I lost my job a decade a go and was morbidly obese, I felt really hopeless. Out of work and so fat that no one would hire me. But I eventually found work.

And now that I'm half the man I used to be (weight wise that is).. I find time to indulge my favorite past time (bicycling) and still go to a job that I love.

So on this summer like day, I decided to dress like people used to back in the early part of the last century.
I put on a straw hat and suspenders and went to work. A coworker snapped a photo.

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on 6/8/11 10:10 pm - Utica, MI
Love it!!
on 6/10/11 2:09 am - RI
What a great idea. What a great look on life you have. You are my inspiration for the day. Lets see what kinda getup can I get away with in my kayak LOL. To hot to were clothes lol.
on 6/11/11 6:12 am - Willingboro, NJ
 Regarding the kayak, There was a news report in Philly that a group had just finished a 110 mile kayak ride down the Schuylkil River.  It looked strange to see the long line of mostly bright colored plastic kayaks paddling down the river.  I know from having crossed the river up near King of Prussia ( while on the PA TPK) that it does get rather shallow and winds a lot further north.  I hope I'm not wrong on that distance.  You may want to look into it for a long ride next year.  

I sugest going to and getting on their e-mail list.  It's become the best paddling source around plus they have contests where you can win canoes or kayaks.
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